Monday, July 28, 2008
Fresh Fruit Tarts & Tartlets
There was nothing for the food exchange today as I spent most of the weekend doing tarts for 2 friends. They both had their birthdays on the 24th July, which was last Thursday but I didn't have time to make anything special for them. Wanted to do cupcakes or a simple cake, but with all the work I had last week, I just didn't have any energy left by the time I got home.
Anyway, was deciding what to bake for these 2 friends of mine... when the punnets of blueberries and strawberries caught my eye at the usual fruit shop that I go to at Subang. Their Kiwi fruits also looks big and yummy. That kind of decided it for me... I shall make them fruit tarts and tartlets.
I have done this before but I didn't know how to make those fruits all shiny and nice. After surfing around the food blogs, I realized that it was just apricot glaze that did it. So simple but the effect is so nice. Just take 2 globs of apricot jam and 2 to 3 tablespoons of water and boil these (or microwave them). To play it safe, I double boiled the jam and the water. Have a look at the photos, it does make that little bit of difference.
Click here for the fruit tart recipe.
A belated Happy Birthday to my friends Melvin Kuo and Puay Aun. May this year be all fruity and sweet for you both :)